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10 Easy Pieces: Stylish Toolboxes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 08, 2014 01:21 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified May 07, 2014

Toolboxes these days seem to be catching up with handbags: available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and indispensable for stowing essentials (tools and also household goods). Here's a roundup of 11 unconventional toolboxes. Which one is your favorite?   Above: The Front Loading Tool Box from Best Made Co. provides easy access to your tools from the front of the box—no need to lift a top tray. It's powder coated and made in the US; $94.  Above: The Trusco Tool Box is manufactured in Japan of stamped steel with a blue-enameled finish; $85 at Field Online.    Above: Arik Levy designed the  Toolbox  for Vitra in 2012. The multifunctional carryall is made in Germany and comes in five colors; $60 from Design Within Reach.    Above: The environmentally-friendly and durable  Loll Tool Caddy  is made from 48 recycled plastic milk jugs. It has an, easy-to-grab handle and comes in 14 colors; $114 from Y Living.    Above: Designed by Kristian Lindhardt Nørhave, the  Frama Toolbox  is made of birch plywood and available in terra-cotta (shown) as well as black; $122.63 from Danish design firm Frama. (Contact Frama directly for color availability.)   Above: The 12-inch Soft-Sided Tool Bag is made of canvas with a suede-bottom and leather straps; $43.99 from Zoro.   Above: The small yet handy  Klein Tool Canvas Straight Wall Bucket  is made of number six canvas and has a black molded-polypropylene bottom and a rope handle reinforced with leather for water resistance and strength; $42.17 from Amazon.    Above: The Birch Tool Carrier is a birch plywood design with detailed box-jointing; it's €41 from Manufactum in Germany. A Tool Carrier inset can be purchased separately for €9.50.   Above: The No. 4 Toolbox  is made of ash and comes in two sizes. The toolbox was designed by Aurélien Barbry for Ro Collection, an up- and-coming Danish design company established by Rebecca Uth and Ole Kiel (who met as colleagues at Georg Jensen); 999 DKK from Objects and Use.    Above: Designed by Aaron Poritz, an architect turned furniture designer, The Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Box  is handmade in Nicaragua of Hurricane Felix-felled lumber. It comes with interior trays for storing small items, such as nails and screws. The toolbox is available from Kaufmann Mercantile (it's currently sold out, but will be restocked), and can also be purchased directly from  Aaron Poritz Furniture ; $190. Above: Sized to hold a hammer, pliers, wrench, and set of screwdrivers, the Leather & Solid Brass Tool Box is handmade by Andrew McAteer in his small workshop in Astoria, New York. It's waxed vegetable-tanned leather and has brass fasteners and a handle attached with brass rivets; $219 from Kaufmann Mercantile.  Check out all of our 10 Easy Pieces posts, and don't miss our curated photo  Gallery  full of thousands of inspiring images. On Gardenista, see  10 Easy Pieces posts featuring garden-related ideas, such as  Outdoor Dining Chairs in Shades of Spring . More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Sheila Maid Clothes Airer Made in Canada: The World's Best Laundry Pulley 12 Natural Garment Washes and Detergents






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